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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Check Your Understanding Questions

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
What are the key characteristics of a depressive disorder?
2 .
What is the role of psychosocial approaches in managing mood disorders?
3 .
How might the presentation of mood disorders vary across different age groups? Provide examples to support your answer.
4 .
List two possible environmental factors that could contribute to depression.
5 .
What is the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of depression?
6 .
How can self-harm serve as an emotional outlet for some individuals?
7 .
What elements should be considered when planning care for a suicidal client?
8 .
What distinguishes nonsuicidal self-injury from suicidal behaviors?
9 .
What are some immediate steps you should take if a client expresses suicidal ideation?
10 .
What are some common forms of NSSI?
11 .
How does bipolar I differ from bipolar II?
12 .
Describe one characteristic symptom of a manic episode.
13 .
What role do antipsychotic medications play in treating bipolar disorder?

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